COBRA cable reaches Dutch coast

On November 9th 2018 the COBRA cable was landed onshore in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. The COBRA cable is a 325 km interconnection between the Eemshaven (NL) and Endrup (DK). The cable has a capacity of 700 megawatts and is expected to become fully operational in the third quarter of 2019.  The objective of the TSO2020 project is to combine this project of common interest with the TEN-T Comprehensive network for multimodal transport and the TEN-T core network on the North Sea – Baltic and Rhine – Alpine corridors by demonstrating the technical and commercial viability of power-to-hydrogen solutions in the context of the Groningen region. These solutions are aimed to simultaneously balance the intermittent power input from the COBRA cable and to develop the use of hydrogen for transport applications along the TEN-T corridors.

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TSO 2020 Power to Hydrogen Mid-term workshop

On 24 October 2018 during the TSO2020 Mid-term workshop the first results regarding Stability study and Cost-benefit Analysis are presented and are now available to download:


TSO 2020 Project presentation
Mr Jan Veijer, TSO 2020 Project Coordinator (download presentation)

EU Policy on Power to hydrogen and promotion of hydrogen as energy carrier at EU level
Mr Haitze Siemers, Head of Unit:New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG Energy, European Commission

EU policy for clean mobility and the role of energy storage
Dr Axel Volkery, Policy Coordinator Clean Transport, Unit: Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission (download presentation)

INEA activities and EU spending (CEF, Horizon 2020, etc) with focus on energy storage
Mr Samuel BEN-SOUSSAN, Project Officer, INEA (download presentation)

Presentation of project’s mid-term results:

Activity 2: Exploitation of Ancillary Services in Multi-Energy Sector Coupling to contribute to Power System Stability
Mr Victor Garcia Suarez, Researcher, TU Delft and Mr Bart Tuinema, Post-doc, TU Delft (download presentation)

Activity 3: Cost Benefit Analysis Modelling
Ms Carmen Wouters, Consultant, DNV GL and Mr Pierre GARSOUX, Expert, Engie/Tractebel (download presentation)

Presentation of next steps and closing remarks
Mr Jan Veijer, TSO 2020 Project Coordinator